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28 January 2021

Hillbans recruit wildlife conservation zoo biologist


BPCA member Hillbans welcomes specialist Martyn Ridgley to the team, a qualified wildlife conservation zoo biologist. 


As an animal management professional, Martyn has a passion for the environment and a wealth of experience focused on the care of mammals, insects, fish and birds. His knowledge and experience complement the team’s existing expertise.  

Martyn believes that conservation should be at the forefront of operations and has promoted this in his 20-year career in animal care and conservation, from teaching to zookeeping, inspiring an ethos of bringing biodiversity and environmental management across the country.  

The recruitment is the latest in a series of efforts to build on the expertise at the company, as well as furthering its ethos and its service to customers.

Hillbans recently invested in a new rodent control system, an environmentally friendly, non-toxic and humane method of controlling rodents which they are now using with several customers.

This system is particularly important in rural settings where poisons may be harmful to non-pest species. It eliminates the possibility of secondary poisoning which allows an environment that is not only pest free, but in which native species can survive, thrive and flourish.

Additionally, senior technician Patrick is now part of the British Pest Control Association’s WildWise wildlife panel, which seeks to ensure that best practice decisions and guidelines for the industry are made to the benefit of our native wildlife whilst ensuring that target species are dealt with effectively.

A spokesperson at Hillbans commented: "We look forward to working with Martyn and utilising the very specialist skills and knowledge he brings to the Hillbans team."


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